I want to start this article by addressing the elephant in the room first. There are a number of authors who want to write what they want to write and simply do not care whether people want to read it or not. I'm not here to change your mind. If that's how you approach writing, that's fine. You do you. The purpose of this article is give people who are interested more insight as to the audience they are posting their stories in front of. A lot of factors play out in how much a story gets re
So, I didn't get my puppy, lol, I got something a lot longer lasting. I'll start from the beginning...Well, he got home an hour and half after supposedly leaving to get a paper, and he wasn't carrying a paper when he got in, so I knew he'd been up to something. So I asked him what was going on to which he just grabbed my hand and took me into our room. When he shut the door behind us I figured he was going to try and distract me from whatever he'd been plotting with sex, lol, especially when he
In this section of my blog I will post my poetry. My poems most often reflect my mood. If you have read my poems "Life's Listless Litany" and "I am What I am I Fear No Consequence" you would know they have goth themes, dark feelings and a sense of rebellion. Writing these poems has helped to examine my thoughts, feelings and emotions. Even though they might sound depressing, they are actually a means to liberate pent up negative energy. Anyway, in this section of my blog I hope to discuss and de
Hi, I am glad to inform yall that Vampire-High Priest is now on Nifty. Following is the link:Vampire-High PriestAlso mine and Robbie's website is up and running, please check it out. My WebpageI will keep you guys updated on the progress of my work on Vampire-High Priest here in the blog. Latest being that I am hoping to finish Chapter 6 hopefully by coming monday. Those of you guys who are reading my story please take a moment to let me know of your comments/suggestions.
Many contemplated the meaning of life and the mystery of death, but life is life, living day after day, year after year until one can live no longer. The world is full of opposites, like light and darkness, love and hate & so on associated with each we feel ultimately pain or happiness. Without one the other doesn
Well ive had a royally sucky day!First Chris and I had a fight this morning because I had to go into work sick. OK before anyone tells me I know he was right, but I had to sort the stuff that needed doing today. Have been feeling really crap all day not only because ive been ill but because I feel bad for Chris . anyhoo he's forgiven me and I feel better.Jon has been very quiet today I think he's shocked that we actually fight from time to time. Or maybe its because he had to hear us making up
Well, there was no yoga or porridge this morning, since I stayed in bed til gone noon, I decided that I'd just skip breakfast and have lunch, but I've still not had that yet, lol. Mainly because I'm waiting for seb to get back from where ever he's gone. He said he was going out to get a paper, but that was close to an hour ago and we only live 2 minutes from the paper shop. I text him to check he'd not been hit by a car or anything, and all I got in reply to 'Are you ok?' was 'Yup'. To steal a l
This is pants! Ive been up most of the night being sick. I went to bed last night feeling fine, then woke up an hour later with my stomach churning away. Chris is at work tonight so I was on my own spewing, That is untill Jon heard me and came into the bathroom to make me feel better. Caring and sweet just like his big bro.. Think I should try and sleep some more. I cant even call in sick to work today because I have some big meeting to attend :(Night folksDave
In my prior entry, I promised to read books two and three of the Harry Potter series. And so, on my return trip home, I polished off: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban. I also realized from looking at the book jackets that I'm supposed to be calling these books "Year Two" or "Year Three" rather than Book Two or Book Three. Oh well. On to the analysis...WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS of HP Year Two AND Year Three!HP&TCOS (aka Year T
I didn't take my valium last night, I got annoyed not long before I went to bed by an email that someone I was friends with (emphasis now on the was part) a while ago sent me. I decided that I didn't want to associate taking valium with being stressed, because that's not what I'm taking it for, I'm taking it to relax my jaw. Consequently I have pretty bad jaw ache this morning. I also slept pretty badly, but that's nothing new, lol. Then my phone decided to deliver a text message to me at 5am, s
Do you ever feel like your failing your friends? I have alot of friends so many that I can't count but I have two best friends that live in separate sections of the country that I have known since I was in kindergarten, i feel like I'm failing them. We are the last of three friends that used to be five friends. One is Jessicca, the female of our little group. She lives the furthest from us and seems to be the first to grow up. She has two kids with a third on the way. The thing is that I know th
How exciting. My best friend called earlier to ask if she could stay for a few days!From no guests to two in as many days. What a great way to end a shitty day. Work was awfull today my night shift manager gave me a sick line (excusing him from work) from the doctor at 9 pm. I.e when his shift was due to start. A few frantic calls later i had someone to cover. Im still royally pissed at this though. I mean you'd think he'd have the sense to tell me a few hours in advance that he wouldn't be in w
Well, this morning has been significantly less hassle than yesterday morning, mainly because I've not done a thing. So, I took my first valium tablet last night, and as a couple of people have mentioned, it wasn't unpleasant. I felt really weird though, it was a little like the first stages of being drunk only much much calmer. Anyway, my bf had gone out with some friends, so I went to bed just before he got home, he said it was pretty funny to come in and find me sprawled out and pretty dopey (
Hello and welcome to my first blog entry! Thanks Myr for fixing it..Chris's little brother has come to stay with us for a week or so.This is big news since his mum ( )hates me. I mean she REALLY hates me. Last night we stayed up untill like 1 am. I was on the puter chatting and they were playing the playstation. He's only 14 and is cool with our relationship. I wish he could pass some of that coolness onto his parents! Ive got him coming to work with me just now since Chris will be working ni
One of the good things about traveling is that I typically get a chance to do more reading (planes, downtime, whatnot).This entry will focus on two books I read on this trip:1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)2) Six Days of War (Michael B. Oren)On Senior PotterLet me begin by saying that this is the FIRST Harry Potter book I've ever read. I have not seen any of the movies. I haven't read ANY fanfiction. I have not been spoiled about ANYTHING that happens outside of this book.
Well, since this is my blog and I can write anything here I shall mostly be whining today, lol. Don't worry, normall my bf is here for me to whine to first to take the edge off, but he's off galavanting with friends, so I have to focus my undiluted whining here So, today I woke up really suddenly, which is never fun, because my phone was ringing. So I got a little panicked because no-one ever calls me at 9.15am, so I thought either is was way late and I'd overslept for work (really unlikely sin
So I'll start by introducing myself. My name Is Green. Some of you might know me from my stories and some of you might know me from the post I've made here. I joined Gay Author's Back in December. I followed Dom Luka here when he was admitted as a hosted author. I was one of the original domaholics from the old yahoo forum. As I mentioned before I am a writer you can find most of my stories at nifty or at my site. My new story you can find it in the forums Library section it's called At The Edge
In a little over a month I'm going to start at a new school. I'm finally leaving the comfort of a small school to a more competitive and fast paced environment. I'm a little afraid. In the past I found that I do my best work under pressure. I seem to be inspired by competition. Sometimes you see that person that totally inspires you to do something better than what they have done. Then there is that one person that makes you feel inferior and you just want to sit at their feet and learn everythi
So I just finished watching the television show 30 days. It's produced by Morgan Spurlock the man behind the documentary Supersize Me. The episode I watched had a homophobic soldier from Michigan move in with a gay man in San Francisco. The Soldier ultimately learned alot, but what had me interested is the fact that when the man came back home he seemed to fall back into his homophobic ways.I come from a very homophobic culture. I was led to believe that anything homosexual was wrong. I grew up
You probably have a crazy and hectic schedule and find it hard to keep up with everything going on. We get it, because we feel it too. Signing up here is a great way to keep in touch and find something relaxing to read when you get a few moments to spare.
This was really interesting to read. Especially the response about sex in stories. The response I've always gotten from talking with others (both here and otherwise) had been pretty lukewarm. Guess we're all secretly horny, lol.
I did not mention this in the blog itself, but "Western" was the only genre that had a noticeable difference in writer interest and reader interest.
This is the sharpest negative rating from authors surveyed. roughly speaking, there is a higher percentage readers that say they read Westerns than there is writer interest in writing Westerns. Meaning, there is room for more stories. I think.
Romance, obviously, is the reverse:
Thanks for the hard work, Myr. This was informative and great food for thought. For one thing, it's showing me the importance of including the appropriate tags regarding genre... for example, some of my stories have qualified as adventures, but I never thought to include that genre tag. I'm writing one of the least popular genres at the moment, but that's fine with me. I think I'll mosey on back to my desk and edit the next chapter.